Coolhaus DFW debuts this week at the Frisco StrEATS event on Saturday. Coolhaus DFW will be run through a partnership from the founders of Coolhaus and the founders of Dallas’ Nammi Vietnamese food truck.
Joining Coolhaus at the Frisco StrEATS event will be Nammi, The Butcher’s Son, Cajun Tailgators, Easy Slider, EatJoDawgs, RockStar Bakeshop, SoCal Tacos, Zombie’s, and Ssahm.
Continuing the desserts theme, both Good Karma and The Munch Box (currently at the Fort Worth Food Truck Park) both sent email raving about Hip Pop Popsicles. Owner Ben Bates is juicing fresh fruit and making flavors like cucumber jalapeno lime and tangerine basil.
Truckin’ Tuesdays at The Village Apartments with Gepetto’s Pizza, Cajun Tailgators, Nammi, Four Seasons, Rockstar Bakeshop, Three Lions, Little Vessel Grill, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Tacos.
The Food Truck Experience continues at Sigel’s Greenville on Wednesday evenings.
Street Food Wednesday is a new weekly event, also on Wednesday evenings at Crate & Barrel Uptown with Gandolfo’s, Nammi, The Butcher’s Son, Easy Slider, and The Cup Cakin’ Machine.
The Arts District Patio Sessions are back on Thursday evenings, with Easy Slider, Four Seasons, Little Vessel Grill, and The Cup Cakin’ Machine.
Next Sunday, Easy Slider is at The Dram for a benefit in support of Andrew Lostetter.
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John Tesar will not be stopped. The former (fill-in-the-blank) chef has inked a deal to take over the former La Tramontana space on Westchester in Preston Center. In January, Tesar announced he would be opening Spoon Bar & Kitchen in another space. However, the landlord killed the deal and Tesar moved his operation down the street. Tesar has a signed lease, architect, and contractor and is scheduled to begin later this week.
Spoon will seat 68 and feature a 15-seat bar with a built-in raw bar and small plate menu. Tesar will be center stage in an open kitchen whipping up “three unique dining experiences”: an a la carte menu that will change weekly; two nightly tasting menus (one from the land and the other from the sea); and a private chef’s table for 10. Cooking classes! Wine maker dinners! Eight seats almost in the kitchen! He plans to open fall 2012. Bring it, Tesar! Let’s Spoon! According to JT’s PR machine: Spoon is “ranked number seven on Eater National’s “25 Most Awaited Restaurant Openings of 2012.”5 Comments »
1) It took a long time for your mom to raise you. (For some of you, it took longer than 18 years…)
2) Yo momma had to put up with that Backstreet Boys cd played on repeat, the pink hair dye, the girlfriend who sucked up all the air in the room, and other horrible youthful decisions you want to forget.
To thank her for staying your mom throughout these years, take that nice lady out to brunch. I’ve compiled a list of restaurants right here. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call – simple as that. I’ll keep updating as more restaurants send in their menus, so keep checking back.
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Baked Spice, the cute little spice store on Lovers Lane is closing. Owner Lola Miller has marked her entire inventory down 50 percent.
Starting this Thursday, Deep Ellum Brewing Company will host Thursday evening tours of the brewery from 5-7PM. They kick off their new program with live music by Whiskey Folk Ramblers. Food, for purchase, is available from Buzzbrews Deep Ellum. $10 at the gate which includes DEBC souvenir glass and DEBC beer. 972-439-2413.
My favorite ice cream truck that-I-have-never-actually-eaten-at is making its way to Dallas, just in time for the heat wave. I spent most of last summer in Austin staring at the elusive Coolhaus‘ website, cursing the Ice Cream Gods for never allowing my schedule to make room for a gourmet ice cream sandwich. Now it’s finally going to happen. I’m finally going to pair ginger molasses cookies (available in vegan) with fried chicken and waffles ice cream! (Don’t ask me why this appeals, but it does.)
Coolhaus also offers other funky flavors. There’s the ever-popular double chocolate chip with sea salt, oatmeal, red velvet, and potato chip & butterscotch cookies. Signature flavors like dirty mint chip and brown buttered candied bacon ice cream fill the middle between two soft cookies that have already made people in LA, Miami, NYC, and Austin swoon. Thank goodness Natasha Case and Freya Estreller, the young entrepreneurs behind this ice cream truck sensation, have decided on DFW as the fifth location for their expansion. I need something to help me survive the impending sweatfest that is summer.
Coolhaus’ debut party will be at Frisco StrEATS on April 28 from 3-7 PM. See the rest of you ice cream fanatics there??
[George's update: The local CoolHaus Dallas Truck is being run through a partnership with CoolHaus and our favorite banh mi truck, Nammi Vietnamese. That brings the Nammi Empire of owners Teena Nguyen and Gary Torres up to 3 trucks: Nammi 1, Nammi 2, and Coolhaus.]2 Comments »
Last week, winemaker Chris Millard of Newton Vineyard visited Dallas with artists Stephanie Tharp and Bruce Tharp, PhD., the husband-and-wife team behind the stunning eco-chic Puzzle Tray (just introduced by the winery and currently sold at The Nest). The idea behind this piece, which is as functional as it is beautiful, came several years ago when Newton started to partner with various artists who believe and work with the same principles of sustainability, ecology, and functionality as they do. Continue reading "What To Drink and Buy Now: Newton Vineyard and the Puzzle Tray"1 Comment »
D Magazine intern Michelle Saunders is a healthy eater who makes vegan/vegetarian-friendly concoctions. She brought you this chickpea-free hummus last week.
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite simple dinners. As the weather gets warmer I tend to want lighter, less-cooked meals and this salad and sandwich combo is just that. With seasonal fruits like watermelon readily available, this meal only takes minutes to whip up. I like to add fresh mint to just about everything in the summer for a refreshing kick, and the colors and sweet and savory combination of flavors in the salad will make this a staple for me all season long.
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Friday was an unusual evening at The Tower Club in downtown Dallas. The clubby dining room was turned into legendary New York restaurant Le Cirque for one evening. Guests dined on a five-course prix-fixe menu with choices from the original Le Cirque restaurant in New York City. Wines were selected by Marchesi Antinori and Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte. Dallas was one of just one of the ten cities ClubCorp chose to stage a pop-up Le Cirque.
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